Skip to Main Content

GMAT / GRE Information

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Either GMAT or GRE test scores are required for all applicants to the Professional MBA program.  This requirement may be waived for applicants who have previously completed a master’s or doctoral level degree, or who have 3 years of significant management experience and a 3.0 GPA.  Please contact the program director if you would like to be considered for a waiver.

In general, applicants will score 500 on the GMAT or 295 (combined) on the GRE, when paired with a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of their undergraduate career.  Slightly lower test scores or GPA may be offset by higher results in the other area.   Individual components of scores are also considered as identified in the table below, along with a detailed review of your transcripts, your work history, and other application materials.

GMAT Information and Registration:

GRE Information and Registration:

Boise State University School Code: 4018

Both exams are available throughout the year at various testing centers. Studying and preparing for the exam is highly recommended.

GMAT/GRE preparation classes are available through the Center for Professional Development.

Suggested verbal and math scores are identified in the table below:

Category GMAT GRE
Overall or Combined 500 295
Verbal 22 147
Math 32 148

Scores listed above are meant to coincide with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Lower GMAT or GRE scores may be offset by a higher GPA, just as a lower GPA may be offset by higher GMAT or GRE scores.